They say after every ceasefire there's a cultural explosion. In the past, Belfast's entertainment scene was dominated by local performers. Nowadays its world-class venues attract big-name stars and continue to develop home-grown talent.
Many NI-born performers have become international names - most notably Liam Neeson, Kenneth Branagh and Van Morrison.
So, whether it's rising stars or established artists you're after, you'll find Belfast's entertainment scene in good shape. For in-depth information on the local culture and arts scene, visit www.culurenorthernireland.org.